What is the Recovery Brobe?
The Recovery Brobe is a robe with a built in bra, and interior pockets to hold post op drains. It was originally designed for women battling breast cancer, undergoing mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery. The Brobe is helpful during major surgery recovery of any kind, especially those that require post op drains, aka JP Drains.
The Brobe has four interior pockets to hold post-op fluid drains and every Recovery Brobe includes a detachable, wire free, front closure bra, with pockets inside the bra to hold ice packs and/or a prosthetic breast.
Does the Recovery Bra include ice packs or do I have to purchase them separately?
The Brobe Gel Ice Packs can be purchased separately. These are made to fit perfectly in our Comfort Pillow, and in our Recovery Bras that come inside the Brobe, or can also be purchased separately. We suggest buying at least two ice packs, so that you can use an ice pack in each side of the bra.
Can I wear my Post-Op Drain Belt in the shower?
Yes! The Shower Belt is designed to hold post-op drains under clothing, or while in the shower. The pockets are made of a light, wicking fabric that allows water to run freely while in the shower but dries quickly to wear under clothes. Because of this additional functionality, we rebranded the Shower Belt as the Post-Op Drain Belt.
This adjustable, elastic band features two drain pockets to offer a simple, yet very effective and useful accessory for post-operative drain management for men and women.
What other surgeries can the Brobe products be used for?
Brobe products are useful for a large variety of post-operative recovery situations, not just surgeries! BUT, other types of surgery recovery that are more comfortable with Brobe items include: plastic surgeries (tummy tuck, mommy make-over, breast reduction), lung transplants, kidney transplants, open heart surgeries, and various cancer surgeries.
How does sizing work?
The Brobe Recovery Robe comes in size Small through 3XL. We always recommend sizing up if you are at all concerned, or between sizing. You will likely swell after surgery, and we want you to be comfortable.
You will receive a bra with your Brobe purchase that can be attached to your Brobe using a snap loop feature at the shoulder. The bra fits very similar to a sports bra.
Can men wear Brobe products?
The Recovery Brobe includes a detachable bra which makes it an ideal recovery item for adult women who are recovering from breast surgery. However, this item is easily converted for unisex use, by omitting the Recovery Bra. Actually, many men use the Brobe when recovering from procedures such as open heart surgery and organ transplants, because the robe has pockets for drains.
Aside from that specific item, virtually all other Brobe recovery items are completely unisex. The shower belt can be used by men and women.
Giving this item as a gift?
We will gift wrap and include a handwritten note from you to your loved one.
Need to get in touch with us?
Use the chat feature on our website to send a text message to a Brobe team member. If you are chatting with us after business hours, or on the weekend, please be patient. We will get back to you as soon as we can. If you plug in your phone number, you will receive a text message back from us as soon as we are back online.
What do you do with my information?
Brobe will NEVER sell or share your email address, shipping address, phone number or order details of any kind. We send customized emails with surgery prep tips if you provide your surgery date in the pop up on our website. We send shipping notifications and generic surgery preparation tips if you share your email with us. If you share your phone number with us, you will only hear from us if there's an issue with your order.
Will my health insurance pay for my Recovery Brobe or Shower Belt?
It is always best to check with your doctor and health insurance provider regarding reimbursable expenses.
How can I find out about new products, promotions, etc.?
Does Brobe offer wholesale pricing?
Yes, we do! To learn more about Brobe Wholesale click here.